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Examining Michael Zomber’s Multi-talented Personality

Juggling numerous hobbies can be a tough balancing act for anyone. Most of us find it hard to create sufficient time for each activity whenever we are faced with an array of tasks at the same time. How Michael Zomber sufficiently allocates time to his authorship, antique arms collection, film directing, activism and philanthropy remains a mystery. What is evident is the fact that he has managed to satisfactorily execute his roles without any difficulties.

Zomber’s Arms Collection

He was fascinated with ancient Japanese, Islamic and American arms from a young age and as he grew older, he started collecting them. Of particular interest to him are samurai Japanese swords. He sources the weapons at auctions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London. Thereafter, he sells them to individuals and institutions, which have the aptitude to preserve them in their original condition. This ensures that their monetary and historical value is maintained.

Zomber’s Authorship

Michael has made a name for himself for penning books about war, romance, religion and family. Most of the books have been published by renowned publishing houses, which have made them a success. Some of his works include “Jesus and the Samurai”, “Sweet Betsy That’s Me”, “A Son of Kentucky” and the critically acclaimed “Park Avenue”.

Zomber’s Charity Work

With his wife Andrea, Michael runs Labors of Love, a program whose purpose is the betterment of humanity. Through this platform, the couple support several initiatives such as and the Randolph Bourne Institute, which are devoted to the enhancement of free speech. In addition, they also support Global Exchange. This is a human rights society whose aim is the promotion of societal, financial and environmental justice across the globe. The organization also creates public consciousness about military intercessions that are conducted in the guise of democracy. Other organizations supported by Labors of Love are Amnesty International, Disabled American Veterans, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, The Smile Train and Get Lit’s.

Renascent Films

It won the rights to distribute Roger Ebert’s well received movie, La Cucaracha. It also produced Soul of Samurai, a documentary directed by Zomber. Other films produced by Renascent Films include Deep Sea Diving, a film that features only one woman. Besides production, the firm mentors budding producers by providing them with requisite financial and technical support to hone their skills.  Zomber’s official website has more.

Pop Star Rihanna Sports Eye-Catching Custom Boots On Her World Tour


Any fashion lover that is worth their designer purse knows that choosing the right pair of shoes can complete and define any outfit. Choosing the wrong pair of shoes, however, can turn a meticulously-planned outfit into a fashion miss. According to, the effortlessly stylish pop star Rihanna has chosen to sport an undeniably fashionable pair of shoes for her ANTI World Tour.

Rihanna is known for outfit choices that consistently place her among the most eclectic and well-dressed celebrities in the world and her choice to wear boots designed by Giuseppe Zanotti are no different. The structure of the boots are bit like what you might see a fisherman wearing as they trudge through waist-deep water only they are much, much more stylish and aren’t made of rubber. The boots have ruching on and around the ankles, calves and thighs. They also have a stacked heel which, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, is a marked difference from Giuseppe Zanotti’s penchant for designing shoes with stiletto heels. The boots cover the Consideration singer’s legs and thighs and are held up by a cream-colored belt around her waist.

The reason for the long wait? The boots needed to be equal parts eye-catching and functional or as Giuseppe put it, strike the balance between being an “outstanding performance piece” and a “comfortable option for the stage.” The boots’ designer also told The Hollywood Reporter that he enjoyed collaborating with Rihanna’s team to bring their ideas for the pop star’s world tour to fruition.

While many consumers might not be able to get an Italian designer to create customized looks for them they can expect to get a customized shopping experience with American fashion retailer JustFab. By purchasing a monthly subscription from JustFab, users can have access to fashion fit for a pop star shipped to their front doors.

JustFab offers its customers a customized shopping experience by asking them to take a brief style quiz. The quiz takes customers through a brief style journey by having them answer questions about the types of shoes they prefer to wear, the celebrities whose style most resembles their own and the outfit combinations that they prefer. From there the company develops a “boutique” or collection of clothing that fits the customer’s unique style.  The company offers it customers a wide range of clothing options including high-heeled combat boots, comfortable flats, accessories and trendy tops, bottoms and dresses for affordable prices.